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BOHS Senior wins Brea Chamber of Commerce-Salute to Education Art Contest

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Photo of Jean Chow

Jean Chow
is the $250 winner of the Brea Chamber of Commerce Salute to Education Poster Contest with the entire school district competing.   Poster contest finalists included Yoon Shin Lee, Paige Hamilton, Seon (Angela) Lee, Megan Moberly, Josephine Sone, YunJin (Sandra) Seo, Lynn Rogers, Melissa van Daalen Wetters and Suin Moon.  The contest was open to the entire school district.

In her artist statement, Jean describes what  inspired her to create her submission. “In the 19th century, students often gave apples to teachers as tokens of their appreciation. As a salute to education, I felt that an apple would be an appropriate subject to depict.” She goes on to relate how her piece, titled Fruits of Education, relates to the theme of lifelong learning. “On the apple is the world to symbolize the knowledge teachers impact on students that enable students to succeed in life and make the world a better place. It also symbolizes the universality of education and its widespread impact.”

The talented winner was named “Most Artistic” in the senior class. She received an award last week for her entry in the PTA Reflections contest will finds out today if her entry is elected to compete  statewide.

Jean volunteered at Gregg Animal Hospital over the summer with Dr. Wilson; this solidified her  interest in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. She has already been accepted at MIT. but hasn’t decided where she will attended college. Her  4.8 average in honors classes will be a big help for getting into any college.

Story by Susan Gaede

Jean Chow’s winning poster in the Brea Chamber of Commerce poster contest. (courtesy photo)

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